Settling for the “Safe Choice”? Here’s the Risk You’re Taking.

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Do you ever get the feeling you’re selling yourself out?  

Like there’s a better, bigger, brighter, happier, more fulfilling life out there for you…

but it just seems too scary and uncertain to go for it?

Do you ever wonder if you’ve sold out your happiest life and highest potential for something that feels safe, comfortable, and low-risk…

…but that’s also kinda flat and unsatisfying?

Man, I get it.  I lived that pattern for too long in too many areas of my life.

It’s easy to fall into.

And it’s even easier to get stuck there.

But why is it a problem?  What’s wrong with safe…comfortable…and low-risk? 

Here’s what I believe: 

Your soul didn’t come here to live in mediocrity.  

It didn’t come here to live a life that can best be described with ho-hum adjectives like “fine”…”ok”…and “pretty good”.

It came here to be ALIVE!

It came here to be actualized!  To create…to make a difference…to live out its potential!  

YOUR potential.

So settling for a life (or a career or a relationship or some other key area of life) that can best be described as “fine” – especially when you fall into the pattern for years and decades on end – is like death by a thousand cuts to your soul.  

And the trouble with dying by a thousand cuts is, you don’t even know it’s happening.

That’s the problem with settling for “fine”.  You think you can stay in the same place, but it doesn’t work that way.  

Because everyday you say ‘yes’ to that mediocre status…you say ‘no’ to that better, bigger, brighter, happier, and more fulfilling life you know you’re meant for.  

And your soul takes the hit.

I believe it’s why so many of us wake up in mid-life and wonder…”How the hell did I get here?!”

Or we wake up thinking…”I don’t even know who I am anymore.”

Or we wake up wondering why we’re not happy when we “should be” happy.

So instead of asking, “What’s wrong with safe, comfortable, and low-risk?”…

…ask yourself, “What’s the price I’m paying for settling for a life that feels safe but unsatisfying?”

I promise you, the price isn’t worth it.

P.S.  If you’re ready to step toward your happiest life and highest potential, I’d love to be your coach!  I get the paralyzing fear. I get how hard it is to leave “fine” when there’s no guarantee that “great” is on the other side. I get how hard it is to walk the “road of trials”, as Joseph Campbell called it, on the way to your dream life.

And I also get that it’s possible. Your dream is POSSIBLE, and I can help you get there! 

Find out how we can work together at

P.P.S.  In addition to 1:1 coaching, I’ll soon be offering a group program that’s designed to take your life (or any area in it) from fizzling to sizzling!  Stay tuned for The Big Leap or send me an email through my contact form and ask for details!

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